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Sixty per cent of NZ quarry supervisors have not updated their certificates of competence.

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Supervisors fail verbal safety exam

According to industry groups, 60 per cent of New Zealand quarry supervisors are failing an exam that certifies them to safely run a site. Read more >>
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A 61-year-old driver died after his dump truck rolled over in Plumpton on 23 May. Image courtesy: ABC News.

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Workplaces urged to scrub up on safety

A state safety watchdog has urged workplaces to prioritise safety after a record year for fatalities in 2016. Read more >>
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A court has imposed a permanent injunction on a US quarry owner that allegedly bared his backside to a mines inspector.

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Injunction granted against ‘cheeky’ quarry operator

A US quarry operator who reportedly exposed his “posterior” to inspectors has been handed an injunction. Read more >>
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Access to the site was restricted. Photo courtesy of Elenor Tedenborg and The Border Mail.

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Flood-hit quarry prompts safety alert

An emergency warning was issued after heavy floods reportedly breached a sand quarry, leading to concerns for the surrounding area. Read more >>
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An alert is raised if a countdown timer reaches zero without being reset by the user.

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Empowering employees to be safe, unafraid

Every October, Safe Work Australia Month emphasises the importance of workplace safety. Subscription required. Read more >>
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Gripspan grating helps guard against trips and falls in work areas.

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Slip-resistant planking

Locker Group’s Gripspan grating is a safety-conscious flooring system assembled from long, lightweight planks. Read more >>
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Caterpillar signed a perpetual licence agreement with Seeing Machines for its Driver Safety System product.

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Fatigue alert tech earns record revenue

An Australian suppler of a safety technology that scans drivers’ faces to detect tiredness and inattention expects to celebrate record financial results. Read more >>
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Site managers in NZ without current Certificates of Competency could be jobless by 31 December.

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Quarry jobs at risk over OHS requirements

Time is running out for a nation’s quarrying, mining and contracting site managers to meet new health and safety requirements, according to industry groups. Read more >>
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The MAQOHSC-funded training in work health and safety will be available online.

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Health, safety training offered to quarries

Free health and safety training, including some face to face training, is being offered to quarry workers over the course of one year. Read more >>
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New Zealand’s Oropi Quarry, where a worker died last year.

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Quarry company fined over driver’s death

Investigators into the death of a man thrown from his dump truck at a quarry have told operators to implement lessons from their own health and safety failings. Read more >>
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The mental health awareness program was launched after “overwhelming” interest from quarry managers.

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Quarry mental health program goes nationwide

A presentation that started at an IQA sub-branch meeting last year has evolved into a quarry-specific mental health education program that is being rolled out across the nation. Read more >>
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The research is expected to prevent major accidents such as the 2012 embankment collapse that caused the Morwell River to flood the Yallourn mine. Image courtesy: <em>ABC Gippsland</em>.

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Researchers study open-cut mine stability

A new research project on batter stability has been launched as part of efforts to improve open-cut mine safety. Read more >>
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